Rebecca Fox

Regional council fails to meet own deadlines

It is disappointing the Otago Regional Council has not met its own deadlines for some projects, but that is the nature of the business, Cr Stephen Woodhead says.

Six helicopter rescues in single day

Six helicopter rescues in single day

Six rescue trips in one day covering the equivalent distance of a flight to Australia, is the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust's busiest day in its 11-year history.

Flood alerts for some Otago rivers

Rainfall and snow melt because of the warm weekend temperatures have led to flood alerts for some of Otago's rivers.

Impact of merger explained

Impact of merger explained

Dunedin Archives New Zealand and National Library staff should notice little change in their day-to-day work once merged with the Internal Affairs Department, the man who will oversee the integration says.

Quality of air not yet better

It will be at least another 18 months before any noticeable improvements in air quality can be measured in towns like Alexandra, Otago Regional Council environmental information and science director John Threlfall says.

More groundwater available, study shows

More groundwater available, study shows

"Substantially" more water could be available for irrigation in the Tarras-Bendigo area than first thought, an Otago Regional Council study shows.

Crohn's board wants national strategy

Crohn's board wants national strategy

Kate Linterman does not want to be "that girl with Crohn's" and knows better than anyone how embarrassing talking about toilet issues is.

Concern over incorrect water-meter installation

Those involved in the water-metering industry are concerned at the lack of quality control around the installation of equipment in some areas.

Community trust helps fix Quarantine Island building

Community trust helps fix Quarantine Island building

The restoration of windows and doors in the historic accommodation block on Quarantine Island has been made possible by a donation of $56,000 from the Otago Community Trust.

New possum-killing methods could take 6 years

It could be up to six years before new ways of killing possums become a practical reality, scientists say.